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SPECIAL REPORT
Multidisciplinary team care in rehabilitation: An overview of reviews
Anne-Mette Momsen, Jens Ole Rasmussen, Claus Vinther Nielsen, Maura Daly Iversen, Hans Lund
Objectives: To systematically investigate current scientific evidence about the effectiveness of multidisciplinary team rehabilitation for different health problems. Data sources: A comprehensive literature search was conducted in Cochrane, Medline, DARE, Embase, and Cinahl databases, and research from existing systematic reviews was critically appraised and summarized. Study selection: Using t ...
Pages: 901-912
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SPECIAL REPORT
Multidisciplinary team care in rehabilitation: An overview of reviews
Anne-Mette Momsen, Jens Ole Rasmussen, Claus Vinther Nielsen, Maura Daly Iversen, Hans Lund
Objectives: To systematically investigate current scientific evidence about the effectiveness of multidisciplinary team rehabilitation for different health problems. Data sources: A comprehensive literature search was conducted in Cochrane, Medline, DARE, Embase, and Cinahl databases, and research from existing systematic reviews was critically appraised and summarized. Study selection: Using t ...
Pages: 901-912
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Supporting family members of people with traumatic brain injury using telehealth: A systematic review
Rachael Rietdijk, Leanne Togher, Emma Power
Objective: To describe the effectiveness of using telehealth programs to provide training or support to family members of people with traumatic brain injury. Design: Systematic review. Data sources: Intervention studies were identified by searching Medline, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Web of Science, Scopus, the Cochrane library, Embase, PsycBITE and ProQUEST. Study selection: Studies included in the re ...
Pages: 913-921
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Predictive factors for removal of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube in post-stroke dysphagia
Youbin Yi, Eun Joo Yang, Juyong Kim, Woo Jin Kim, Yusun Min, Nam-Jong Paik
Objective: To investigate predictive factors for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) removal, thereby minimizing unnecessary PEG insertion in post-stroke dysphagia. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Patients: A total of 49 patients who undertook PEG tube insertion for post-stroke dysphagia Methods: Patients were divided into a removal group (n = 8) and a sustaining group (n ...
Pages: 922-925
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Sexual function in a traumatic spinal cord injured population 10–45 years after injury
Ida Biering-Sørensen, Rikke Bølling Hansen, Fin Biering-Sørensen
Objective: To examine sexual function at least 10 years after traumatic spinal cord injury. Study design: Cross-sectional questionnaire plus retrospective and prospective data from medical files. Subjects: A total of 279 individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury. Results: For spinal cord injured women: 94% had no problems with impaired vaginal lubrication; 22% had given birth after the inju ...
Pages: 926-931
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Comparison of muscle strength, sprint power and aerobic capacity in adults with and without cerebral palsy
Sonja de Groot, Annet J. Dallmeijer, Paul J.C. Bessems, Marcel L. Lamberts, Lucas H. V. van der Woude, Thomas W.J. Janssen
Objective: To compare: (i) muscle strength, sprint power and maximal aerobic capacity; and (ii) the correlations between these variables in adults with and without cerebral palsy. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: Twenty adults with and 24 without cerebral palsy. Methods: Isometric and isokinetic knee extension strength, sprint power (mean power over the 30s (P30)), peak aerobic power ...
Pages: 932-938
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Motion of the drawing hand induces a progressive increase in muscle activity of the non-dominant hand in Ramachandran’s mirror-box therapy
Kiminobu Furukawa, Harue Suzuki, Jun Fukuda
Objective: To observe the real-time muscle activity of bilateral hands while subjects draw circles under 2 conditions: with and without using Ramachandran’s mirror-box. Subjects: A total of 24 healthy volunteers. Methods: Subjects drew 4 circles sequentially using their dominant hand with the other hand at rest, both with and without looking at a mirror image. Circles were marked by 8 dots ...
Pages: 939-943
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Repetitive step training with preparatory signals improves stability limits in patients with Parkinson’s disease
Xia Shen, Margaret K.Y. Mak
Objective: To examine the effects of repetitive volitional and compensatory step training with preparatory signals on the limits of stability, postural and gait skills, and spatiotemporal gait characteristics in patients with Parkinson’s disease with no falls during the previous 12 months. Design: Randomized clinical trial with assessor blinded to group assignment. Subjects: Twenty-eight p ...
Pages: 944-949
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Self-Perceived non-motor aspects of cervical dystonia and their association with disability
Lena Zetterberg, Birgitta Lindmark, Anne Söderlund, Pernilla Åsenlöf
Objective: To examine the multivariate association between a model of self-perceived non-motor aspects and disability in cervical dystonia. Design: A prospective and correlational design with two points of assessment. Subjects: All 273 members with cervical dystonia from the Swedish Dystonia Patient Association were invited to participate. Methods: Data were collected with one self-reported q ...
Pages: 950-954
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Can the ICF osteoarthritis core set represent a future clinical tool in measuring functioning in persons with osteoarthritis undergoing hip and knee joint replacement?
Maria Jenelyn Alviar, John Olver, Julie F. Pallant, Caroline Brand, Richard de Steiger, Marinis Pirpiris, Andrew Bucknill, Fary Khan
Objective: To determine the dimensionality, reliability, model fit, adequacy of the qualifier levels, response patterns across different factors, and targeting of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) osteoarthritis core set categories in people with osteoarthritis undergoing hip and knee arthroplasty. Methods: The osteoarthritis core set was rated in 316 p ...
Pages: 955-961
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Efficacy of a land-based home exercise programme for patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: A randomized, controlled, single-blind study
Ela Tarakci, Ipek Yeldan, S. Nilay Baydogan, Seref Olgar, Ozgur Kasapcopur
Objective: To investigate the effects of a land-based home exercise programme on pain, functional ability and quality of life in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Design: A randomized, controlled, single-blind study. Patients: Eighty-one patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis participated in this study. Methods: Functional ability, pain, and quality of life were assessed with a ...
Pages: 962-967
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Can simple clinical tests predict walking ability after prosthetic rehabilitation?
Kate Sansam, Rory J. O’Connor, Vera Neumann, Bipin Bhakta
Objective: To investigate whether simple clinical measures can predict walking ability after lower limb prosthetic rehabilitation. Design: Prospective observational study. Subjects: Ninety five adults who were assessed as suitable for lower limb prosthetic rehabilitation by the multidisciplinary team. Methods: Information regarding baseline clinical factors (amputation details, comorbidities, p ...
Pages: 968-974
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Effect of physical exercise training on muscle strength and body composition, and their association with functional capacity and quality of life in patients with atrial fibrillation: A randomized controlled trial
Philip Samuel Osbak, Malene Mourier , Jens Henrik Henriksen, Klaus Fuglsang Kofoed , Gorm Boje Jensen
Objective: Atrial fibrillation diminishes cardiac function, exercise tolerance and quality of life. The objective of this study was to determine whether exercise training in atrial fibrillation affects muscle strength, body composition, maximal exercise capacity and walking capacity positively, thus improving quality of life. Design: Randomized clinical trial. Twelve weeks of physical exercise tr ...
Pages: 975-979
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The Work Ability Index as a screening tool to identify the need for rehabilitation: Longitudinal findings from the Second German Sociomedical Panel of Employees
Matthias Bethge, Friedrich Michael Radoschewski, Christoph Gutenbrunner
Objective: To evaluate the predictive value of the Work Ability Index (WAI) for different indicators of the need for rehabilitation at 1-year follow-up. Design: Cohort study. Methods: Data were obtained from the Second German Sociomedical Panel of Employees, a large-scale cohort study with postal surveys in 2009 and 2010. Results: A total of 457 women and 579 men were included. Confirmatory fa ...
Pages: 980-987
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Mild traumatic brain injuries and their sequelae. I: The need for screening
Ivan Sosa, Aron Grubesic, Alan Bosnar
Abstract is missing (Debate)
Pages: 988-988
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Mild traumatic brain injuries and their sequelae. II: At risk of clinical neglect?
Britt-Marie Stålnacke, Catharina Nygren-Deboussard, Alison Godbolt, Jean-Luc af Geijerstam, Lena Holm, Jörgen Borg
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 989-990
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Exploring a long-term global approach for musculoskeletal ultrasound training: WORLD-MUSCULUS
Marta Imamura, Levent Özçakar, Felipe Fregni , Wu Tu Hsing, Linamara Rizzo Battistella
Abstract is missing (Letter)
Pages: 991-992
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60th Annual Scientific Meeting: Abstracts
Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Abstract is missing (Conference abstract book)
Pages: 997-1012
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Announcement and Index of Volume 44, 2012
Abstract is missing (Index)
Pages: 1013-1013
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